ARTICLES RELATING TO ZAMBIA ELECTIONS 2015

Zambia's new leader drops white VP Scott

2015-01-26 18:04

Zambia's newly-elected president Edgar Lungu has dropped vice president Guy Scott – who was briefly Africa’s only white leader – from his administration.

Dlamini-Zuma congratulates Zambia after polls

2015-01-25 14:06

The AU commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has congratulated Zambia for holding successful elections, which set an example for the rest of the continent.

Lungu wins Zambia's disputed presidential race

2015-01-25 07:41

Zambia’s defence minister Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front, has narrowly won the country’s presidential race, the electoral commission says after an election marred by delays.

Zambian newspaper calls poll win for Lungu

2015-01-23 12:20

Zambia’s ruling party candidate, Edgar Lungu, is headed for victory in this week’s presidential election after building what appears to be an unassailable lead against his rival, a report says.

Zambia delays poll results

2015-01-21 20:17

Zambia's electoral body has delayed the announcement of presidential election results after voting was extended and the opposition alleged fraud.

Polls: Zambian ruling party takes early lead

2015-01-21 16:56

Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party candidate Edgar Lungu has taken an early lead in a presidential election that ran into a second day after heavy rains disrupted voting.

Zambian vote extended after bad weather

2015-01-20 22:30

Some voting in a Zambian presidential by-election will be carried over electoral authorities say after bad weather prevented election materials from reaching all polling places.

Zambia polls: A tight race between Lungu and Hichilema

2015-01-20 14:18

Edgar Lungu, leader of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), is seen having a slight edge over main rival Hakainde Hichilema as Zambians flock to the poll to choose their next leader.

Zambians vote in special presidential election

2015-01-20 06:12

Zambia is voting in a tightly contested race to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

Zambia heads to the polls

2015-01-19 12:45

Zambia will hold a presidential election to replace Michael Sata, who died in October after a long illness.

 

Zuma congratulates Zambia’s new leader Lungu

2015-01-25 16:00

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Zambia’s new president-elect Edgar Lungu with a commitment that the two countries would work closely together.

Zambia's new president Lungu sworn into office

2015-01-25 11:29

Zambia’s new president Edgar Lungu has taken the oath of office to become the country’s sixth president after narrowly winning a vote rejected by the opposition.

Lungu keeps slim lead in Zambia

2015-01-23 19:36

Zambia's ruling party presidential candidate Edgar Lungu is keeping a slim lead over his closest rival Hakainde Hichilema as counting continues.

Zambia ruling party candidate takes early lead in vote

2015-01-22 13:55

Zambia's ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu is leading in the race to replace the late president Michael Sata, authorities say, as voting continues in parts of the country.

Zambian police teargas opposition

2015-01-21 16:56

Zambian police have fired tear gas to disperse around 100 supporters of the leading opposition candidate in the presidential election.

Boats, oxen deployed to save Zambia's rain-hit polls

2015-01-21 13:08

Boats and ox-wagons have deployed to get ballot papers to parts of Zambia hit by torrential rains as presidential elections are extended for a second day.

Claims of fraud as Zambians vote for president

2015-01-20 16:31

One of the frontrunners in Zambia’s presidential elections has cried fraud just hours after polling stations opened in a tightly contested race to replace Michael Sata, who died in office last year.

Zambia voters not deterred by heavy rains

2015-01-20 12:10

Heavy rains have not deterred Zambian voters who stood in rain drenched clothes on muddy ground to vote to elect a president after a ruling party struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

Zambia ready to vote

2015-01-19 23:10

Zambian political parties have wrapped up their campaigns ahead of a special presidential election called following the death of president Michael Sata.

Ministers ask interim Zambian president to quit

2014-12-17 17:25

Zambia's cabinet has passed a vote of no confidence in interim president Guy Scott and asked him to resign, intensifying a power struggle within the ruling party.

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